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May 1, 2015

The Best Burger Pattie

ALL the flavor is in the Best Burger Pattie ~ and it is not only because of of the oh,so gooey cheese oozing out with each bite !

If I tell you this is the best Best Burger Pattie ever ? Would you believe me ? Until you try the recipe yourself, you will have to take my word for it.

I can not even begin to guess at how many burgers I have had over the years, and I am sure if you are a burger lover, you do not know either. Anyhow, with all the different burgers, different types of patties have have come and gone.  Somehow, I always choose a burger, whether homemade or from a restaurant, based on the ingredients - the way the burger is build. Never because of the pattie.

ALL the flavor is in the Best Burger Pattie ~ and it is not only because of of the oh,so gooey cheese oozing out with each bite !

Now, have a look at the above photo, even if I say so myself, the gooey cheese looks amazing, but the rest of the burger ... not much going on , right?

It is because nothing much is needed to add flavor to the burger - all the juicy deliciousness is in the burger pattie.

ALL the flavor is in the Best Burger Pattie ~ and it is not only because of of the oh,so gooey cheese oozing out with each bite !

To stay true to tradition, I did put out all the extras on the side and everyone build their own burger. I had extra slices of Gouda, Lettuce, Arugula, Tomato, Onion and a burger Sauce or two for each one to add or omit as they wished.


The above two photos were not even meant to be in the post, but once I bit into the burger, I could not resist, as you see so much more ... and some you do not see !

The Best Burger Pattie


Recipe Yield: 8 Patties

INGREDIENTS:

1 kg Lean Ground Beef
1/2 cup Sundried Tomatoes in Oil, drained and chopped finely
1/3 cup Basil Pesto
1 Egg
Black Pepper, to taste
Salt, to taste  (a little, as the Tomatoes already adds some salt)
2 cups Mozzarella Cheese, grated

DIRECTIONS:

1.) In a large bowl, mix together the Ground Beef, Tomatoes, Pesto, Egg and season to taste with Black Pepper and Salt - form 8 equal sized balls.
2.) Flatten each Meat Ball to about twice the size of a normal Pattie - not too thin, though - place a quarter cup of Mozzarella Cheese in the center - fold over the sides of the Meat to enclose the Cheese - press a bit and make sure it is properly sealed all over.
3.) Place the Patties in a single layer, on a wax paper lined baking sheet {or something similar} - chill for 25 - 30 minutes to firm up.
4.) The Patties are now ready to be grilled, fried or whichever cooking method you prefer.

Serve on your Burger bar, with various different toppings - see below for some suggestions.

Burger Buns, toasted
Arugula Leaves
Lettuce
Tomato, slices
Onion, slices
Burger Sauces
Extra Cheese  (Gouda or similar)

ALL the flavor is in the Best Burger Pattie ~ and it is not only because of of the oh,so gooey cheese oozing out with each bite !

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ALL the flavor is in the Best Burger Pattie ~ and it is not only because of of the oh,so gooey cheese oozing out with each bite !

1 comment:

  1. You are inspiring me to jam some cheese inside my burger! I have ground turkey in the fridge....I'll bet it will make it awesome! -- Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

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